Josephine Chi210.468.1649 firstname.lastname@example.org
Josephine Chi serves as a College Counselor on the KIPP Through College team where her primary focus lies with the Junior Class at KIPP University Prep High School. She first entered the education field in her hometown, Dallas, TX, as a 2013 Teach For America corps member placed at Bryan Adams High School. Since then she has served as a high school math and social studies teacher and believes in empowering the youth in every way possible. Josephine received her BBA in Marketing from the Red McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
Edward DeLeon210.774.0496 email@example.com
Edward DeLeon serves as the College Alumni Advisor on the KIPP Through College team. Prior to becoming an advisor, Edward served as an inclusion teacher and a middle school science teacher. He is also an alumnus of the founding class from the first KIPP Academy in Houston, Texas. Edward believes in giving back to your community and is thrilled to be working with fellow KIPP alumni. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Texas Lutheran University and a Masters of Education degree from University of Texas at San Antonio.
Roy Feliciano210.385.8746 firstname.lastname@example.org
Roy Feliciano serves as the college alumni advisor on the KIPP Through College (KTC) team. Prior to becoming an advisor, Mr. Feliciano served at KIPP Aspire Academy in San Antonio for 11 years, three years as a Non-Fiction Studies teacher, three years as an Assistant School Leader and five years as School leader. Prior to coming to KIPP San Antonio, Roy served 11 years as a History teacher at the Episcopal Cathedral School in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is originally from both Brooklyn, New York, and Middletown, Connecticut.
Stephanie Gonzalez210.852.3575 email@example.com
Stephanie Gonzalez is a College Alumni Counselor with KIPP through College. This will be her 5th year with KIPP San Antonio Public Schools, and spent the last four years as a senior seminar teacher at KIPP University Prep. She is a San Antonio native and a first generation college graduate. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a BA in Psychology/Sociology. She served with the National College Advising Corp at Sam Houston High School for two years before coming to KIPP San Antonio. She graduated from UTSA with a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership in Higher Education Administration.
Ruben Rodriguez210.363.1469 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruben Rodriguez serves as KIPP San Antonio’s KIPP Through College Director. Before joining KIPP San Antonio, Ruben worked with KIPP Houston’s KIPP Through College for two years. Previously, Ruben worked with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund for six years managing their national partnerships with college and universities in an effort to assist more First Generation students prepare and succeed in College. Ruben is married to Chris, a kindergarten teacher at KIPP Esperanza Dual Language Academy and together they have four children. KIPP San Antonio provides Ruben an opportunity to continue his mission in helping students learn about college and have enough information and resources to be successful through college.
Eduardo Sesatty210.412.0576 email@example.com
Eduardo “Lalo” Sesatty serves as Senior Program Manager for KIPP Through College (KTC), managing all things college counseling for UPrep and all things data and strategy for KTC. In his role, Lalo also supports and trains San Antonio ISD college advisors as part of a partnership between SAISD and KIPP. As a first-generation Mexican immigrant, college student, and graduate student, Lalo literally crossed an international bridge from the unknown town of Sabinas, Coahuila to access his college opportunity and makes it his passion to be a bridge for UPrep students to access their own college opportunity. Lalo recently graduated with his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. His research focuses on Latinx college access and success, Latinx cultural wealth, and culturally responsive college counseling systems to support communities of color.
Pete Vandermeer210.880.7820 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pete Vandermeer serves as the senior college counselor and college prep teacher at KIPP University Prep High School. He was previously a Social Studies teacher at KIPP University Prep before joining the KIPP Through College team. Pete was born and raised in Michigan before moving to San Antonio in 2012 to become a teacher. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in History and Political Science from Central Michigan University.